the response we're getting from the federal government here with fema, with the army corps of engineers, with national guard doing some tremendous work in places like hoboken. >> how emotional is this for the residents, senator? >> you know, ed, i've hugged a lot of people over the last couple of days. you know, when you lose everything -- i was in pleasantville, which is a small community right outside of atlantic city, and the mayor there said, i've got to show you this one section. i was in a shelter, and he said, i've got to show you this one section. and he showed me by the bay a row of homes who had the back of their hopeless totally ripped out. it looks like a doll house, you can see the home inside. and, you know, people who were inside. and, you know, shocked, obviously, from what they're going through or, you know, and then you see people like the mayor of moonachie, who said to me yesterday, senator, i lost my police department, lost most of my fire department, city hall's underwater, and about 80% of my residents are underwater.